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At the Hospitals for Dec. 29, 2019

  • Chertoff

  • Barbara Jobst MD

Published: 12/28/2019 10:46:26 PM
Modified: 12/28/2019 10:46:15 PM
DHMC to host ‘Bridges Out of Poverty’ course

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is scheduled to host a course on helping people out of poverty next month.

The day-long training session, “Bridges Out of Poverty” — sponsored by the Upper Valley Haven, Boyle Community Pediatrics at CHaD, and The Couch Family Foundation — includes case studies, detailed analysis, charts, exercises and solutions to redesign programs to better serve people in poverty; build management skills; improve training for staff such as receptionists; improve treatment outcomes in health care and behavioral health; and increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work.

The course will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 in Auditorium E at DHMC in Lebanon. Coffee and morning snacks will be provided. Participants can bring a bag lunch or purchase one at DHMC.

To register visit: For more information, contact Amber Johnston at

D-H offers course on ‘Parenting a Second Time Around’

LEBANON — The Women’s Health Resource Center is offering a free series for relatives caring for children of loved ones.

The eight-week series for relatives caring for children of loved ones will be facilitated by Denice Brown, Granite Pathways and Strength to Succeed. Topics covered will include: parenting as a grandparent/relative, self-care, rebuilding a family, mental health, discipline, the legal system, advocating as a grandparent/relative, raising and living with teenagers.

The course will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 21 through March 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the women’s center at 9 Hanover St. in Lebanon. Registration is required by calling 603-650-2600.

Geisel professor named outstanding educator of the year

HANOVER — The chairwoman of radiology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been named the 2019 Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Radiological Society of North America, according to a press release.

Dr. Jocelyn Chertoff, who also is a member of D-H’s board of trustees, received the award on Dec. 1, during the group’s annual meeting in Chicago. The annual award recognizes those who have demonstrated a commitment to the field of radiology, are pioneers in their specialty and have made significant contributions to radiological education over the past 15 years.

“I feel very fortunate to be part of a community that prioritizes the things I value — patient care, quality and innovation — and recognizes that the essential foundation is education,” Chertoff said in the release.

Chertoff is a past chairwoman of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Women in Medicine and Science and a past president of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology, Alliance of Clinician Educators in Radiology, the Association of University Radiologists and the New Hampshire Radiological Society.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock neurologist earns award for epilepsy work

LEBANON — A Dartmouth-Hitchcock neurologist has earned the 2019 J. Kiffin Penry Award from the American Epilepsy Society.

Dr. Barbara Jobst accepted the award, which comes with $3,000 and was established in 1997 in honor of an inventor of one of the first effective epilepsy therapies, at the annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting in Baltimore on Dec. 7. The award recognizes individuals whose work has had a major impact on patient care and quality of life for those living with the disorder.

Jobst is the director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She is the section chief for adult neurology and vice chairwoman of the neurology department. She is also a professor of neurosciences at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

“Epilepsy as a chronic disease is cruel in that it can render patients unable to lead a normal, fulfilling life,” Jobst said in a news release. “To truly improve the lives of patients, innovations need to be based on rigorous science. At the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center, our team has been able to transform epilepsy care through a combination of excellent clinical care and translational science.”

Originally from Germany, Jobst attended what was then Dartmouth Medical School (now Geisel) for four months in 1992 as a medical exchange student. She returned to the U.S. in 1996 as a resident at DHMC after earning her medical degree, and has been with Dartmouth-Hitchcock since.

The Village at White River Junction wins architecture award

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — An Upper Valley assisted living facility has won a national award for architecture and design and will have two bluegrass musicians serve as the facility’s first artists-in-residence.

The Village at White River Junction won in the assisted living category of the sixth annual Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, beating out more than 100 communities across the country, according to a news release. Panelists from the senior living industry evaluate design and aesthetic criteria, landscape, architecture, community functionality and integration.

“We were honored to be nominated for this prestigious award and absolutely thrilled to have won, amongst such an impressive field,” The Village’s co-developer Brooke Ciardelli said in the release.

As the inaugural artists-in-residence of The Village, bluegrass musicians Jakob Breitbach and Jes Raymond will have the free use of studio space in exchange for providing ongoing entertainment for community residents, according to the release. The two will play and sing throughout the community. They also will offer private lessons to residents and the public, and will collaborate with other musicians and performers.

— Compiled by Nora Doyle-Burr

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